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First Line Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer (01-8-2018)

A recently reported study confirms that combination therapy using the “checkpoint inhibitor” Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) and chemotherapy as first line treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) improves progression-free... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (01-5-2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Approval to Cabometyx for First-Line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (01-5-2018)

CancerConnect News: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The approval is for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma... Continue Reading

Long Term Follow Up Shows Durability of Jakafi® Response in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (12-27-2017)

CancerConnect News: Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) was initially reported to help patients with polycythemia vera (PV) maintain hematocrit control more effectively than the best available therapy at the 56th American Hematology Society Annual Meeting in 2014.1,2... Continue Reading

Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer (12-27-2017)

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 This study is the first... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12-26-2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with pancreatic cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12-21-2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with gastric cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including nurses... Continue Reading

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer (12-14-2017)

If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer, and you may be concerned about the best way to... Continue Reading

Acupuncture Reduces Aromatase Inhibitor Joint Pain in Women with Breast Cancer (12-14-2017)

According to a well designed study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium acupuncture is effective in reducing pain and stiffness associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer.1 Stiffness and... Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer (12-13-2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation... Continue Reading

Addition of Darzalex™ Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (12-13-2017)

The addition of Darzalex (daratumumab) to the standard treatment combination consisting of Velcade (bortezomib), melphalan, and prednisone (VMP) reduces disease progression or death by 50%, among patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are... Continue Reading

Mogamulizumab Superior to Vorinostat in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (12-13-2017)

Results were recently presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta from a international comparative clinical trail evaluating mogamulizumab in patients with previously treated cutaneous T-cell lymphoma... Continue Reading

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